Doug Pederson: It was a great crowd, a great welcome back to Philly

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Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said last week that he was looking forward to returning to Philadelphia for the first time since being fired as the Eagles head coach after the 2020 season and the crowd at Sunday’s game made it clear that they fondly remembered the Super Bowl title that Pederson helped secure during his tenure.

Pederson was greeted with loud cheering before the game and the only boos that could be heard were directed at the Eagles after his Jaguars jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter of the game. The Eagles righted the ship and won 29-21, which Pederson called “unfortunate” while talking about an otherwise warm welcome back in his postgame press conference.

“It was great. It was a great crowd,” Pederson said. “A great welcome. It was good. . . . It was my normal routine, just seeing guys. At the end of the day I have a job to do and get the Jags ready to play. It was good to see a lot of people. When you spend as much time here as we did, do the things we did, it was good to see a lot of people.”

They can’t match the Eagles’ 4-0 record, but Pederson’s gotten the Jaguars off to a solid start to the season and more of the same should make him a popular guy with the fans in Jacksonville as well.

5 responses to “Doug Pederson: It was a great crowd, a great welcome back to Philly

  1. It sad to see the the media was so surprised that the Philly fans gave him a standing ovation. He gave them their first and only super bowl victory, of course they are appreciative.

  2. Granted, us Philly fans are tough, but if you play hard and win, we love you. If you win us a Super Bowl, we love you for all eternity.

  3. I was happy to see the Philly crowd give Doug P a strong welcome, that was the right thing to do. Under his leadership they won the team’s only Super Bowl and the reality is he was let go, he didn’t leave on his own.
    Doug P, Nick Foles and generational players like Fletcher Cox should never have to pay for a beer in Philly again.

  4. If Trevor didn’t have 3 turnovers, yall might not be so rosey today. He ust about whipped yall’s butt!

  5. “If Trevor didn’t have 3 turnovers, yall might not be so rosey today. He ust about whipped yall’s butt!”

    Bwahaha. That’s pretty good! And if the Eagles hadn’t scored more points than the Jags, the Jags would have won the game. That didn’t happen either.

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